chapter 5, lesson 4

Women’s Rights
Chapter 5, Lesson 4
Mr. Julian’s 5th Grade Class
Essential Question
•What were the
effects of the
women’s suffrage
• Seneca, Falls, New York
• Argonia, Kansas
Lucretia Mott
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucy Stone
Susannah Medora Salter
Susan B. Anthony
Carrie Chapman Catt
• Suffrage
• Suffragist
• Nineteenth Amendment
Women’s Roles in the
• Women were expected to care for the house
and children.
• Some women took jobs as teachers or in
factories but most were not allowed to work.
• Women in rural areas worked along with the
Women Work for More
• Women were granted citizenship but few
other rights.
• Women were not allowed to vote, own
property, and their status was not that of
• In 1848, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady
Stanton met in Seneca Falls, New York to
discuss a women’s equal rights movement.
Women Work for More
• The convention discussed education, jobs, and voting
• Women felt it was their right to suffrage, or the right
to vote.
• Women who worked for voting rights were called
• Lucy Stone founded the American Woman Suffrage
Association, which worked for voting rights.
Women Work for More
• Wyoming led the country allowing women the
right to vote in 1869.
• In 1887, Kansas allowed women to vote in
local elections and in the town of Argonia,
Kansas voted Susannah Medora Slater as the
first woman mayor in the U.S.
• Susan B. Anthony also fought for women’s
voting rights.
Women Work for More
• Carrie Chapman Catt worked for voting rights.
• She was a teacher from Iowa when she got
involved in voting rights.
• Catt’s goal was to get congress to pass a law
giving women the right to vote.
The Nineteenth
• By 1912, many states allowed women the
right to vote.
• As men left to fight in World War One,
women filled the jobs the men left behind.
• With women doing jobs they had never done
before, they were able to argue that they
were as capable as men and should be able
to vote.
The Nineteenth
• Even though men made up all of Congress,
women had made their case.
• In 1919, Congress passed the Nineteenth
Amendment to the Constitution giving women
the right to vote.
Other Opportunities
• Women soon were able to go to college, even
working as professors.
• Women were able to enter politics as well.
• Women became explorers, spies, and even
• 1848 - The Seneca Falls convention was held
• 1869 - The Territory of Wyoming led the
nation in giving women the right to vote.
• 1887 - The first woman was mayor elected in
Argonia, Kansas.
• 1919 - The Nineteenth Amendment was